. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Olympics Aglow

ATLANTA () -- A nuclear reactor located in the middle of Atlanta's Olympic Village poses no danger to the athletes staying there during next month's Centennial Games, organizers said.


Billy Payne, chief executive of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, said Tuesday the research reactor, at the prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, was not a major risk.


"The safety and security of the total environment surrounding the Village is of significant concern to us. Our children have been living in that environment now for a number of years and have done so safely," Payne said.


The Georgia Tech reactor is in a downtown district of Atlanta on the college's main campus, which will be the main living quarters for the 10,000-plus athletes competing in the July 19 to August 4 Games.